Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Gil Scott-Heron “The Klan” (1980)

“The Klan” taken from the 1980 record titled “Real Eyes” is the very definition of what we call a Forgotten Treasure. Although the track is melodic and light the lyrics packs a visceral punch like only the “godfather of hip-hop” Gil Scott-Heron can! I recognized this track instantly because it …

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Future Classics
Soul

Future Classic: Quantic “Caliventura Remix EP”

New remix project from Tru Thoughts and Quantic (who by the way will be playing with us in Montreal on February 24th!) The Caliventura Remix EP from Quantic and his Combo Barbaro features remixes from Daedelus feat. Computer Jay, Cut Chemist, DJ Day, J-Boogie, and Jeremy Sole. These skilled producers …

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Future Classics
Beats

Future Classic: Dorian Concept “Her Tears Taste Like Pears” EP

After producing one of the standout tracks for Ninja Tune’s 20th anniversary boxset and wowing audiences at a variety of “Ninja XX’ shows, plus appearing on keyboards in Flying Lotus’ band and appearing with a string section at the Royal Albert Hall, Dorian Concept is ready to release his first …

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Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Count Bass D “Dwight Spitz LP” (2002)

Wow talk about an overlooked record. This was on my “t0-listen” pile for a while and I just got around to listening to it this week and it is a very strong one. For fans of those conceptual Dangerdoom, Madvillain, Jaylib records you need to check this one out. Dwight …

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Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Group Home ft. Guru “The Legacy” (1999)

Group Home is a hip hop duo, composed of members Lil’ Dap and Melachi the Nutcracker. They came to prominence as members of the Gang Starr Foundation. Lil’ Dap made his rhyming debut on Gang Starr’s 1992 classic Daily Operation on the song “I’m the Man”. Both members appeared on …

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Future Classics
Beats

Future Classic: Dibiase “Sound Palace”

Nowadays it’s easy to get lost in the sea of “beat” producers. Seems there are 10 new producers putting out beat tapes so it becomes increasingly difficult to separate the generic stuff from the real shit. Fortunately, with Dibia$e it’s not too difficult. The LA (yes, another dope dude from LA) producer …

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Future Classics
Beats Soul

Future Classic: Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie XX “Home”

I wasn’t convinced I liked the idea of this project when I heard the first “official” (remix) single from Jamie XX. For me touching Gil Scott-Heron‘s is a very slippery slope and I wasn’t crazy about “NY is Killing me” for some reason while everyone seemed to be loving it. …

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Future Classics
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Future Classic: Von D “Moon Eclipse” ft. Warrior Queen

Ok ok … so this came out a little while back in 2010. With the way music moves these days maybe I should have put this in my forgotten treasures section. But if you haven’t heard it, it’s new to you! Soooo… I wanted to post a track from Von …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Bilal “The Dollar” (Black Milk Remix)

Detroit based, producer and MC, Black Milk did an awesome remix of an excellent track from Bilal‘s song “The Dollar” from his latest album Airtight’s Revenge. I hope there will be more collaboration from these two guys. Remember where you’ve heard it first.

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